All items: Training tools and techniques

  • Learning teams must accelerate the path towards digital, says leading analyst

    Date:
    3 April 2017

    L&D teams want technology to deliver better experiences and increase employee engagement with learning, according to one of Europe's leading learning analysts.

  • Annual appraisals - good, bad or just ugly?

    Date:
    2 February 2017

    Many companies are moving away from annual appraisals towards monitoring employees' progress throughout the year. Keely Rushmore from SA Law offers advice on how to ensure that appraisals support performance instead of focusing on the negative.

  • Post-Brexit, L&D must be even more responsive

    Date:
    31 August 2016

    At a time of significant and perhaps even unprecedented change since the EU referendum, it is more important than ever for L&D to be responsive to fast-evolving business needs.

  • How a tech company inspired self-directed learning

    Date:
    14 December 2015

    Cloud services company iomart was great at building employees' technical skills, but it needed to offer more rounded training in soft skills and improve consistency of learning. Cath Everett reports on how they dealt with this challenge

  • After A-levels: can we get over the careers advice gap?

    Date:
    21 August 2013

    The British Chambers of Commerce has argued that the Government places too much emphasis on exams. Betsy Kendall, COO of business psychology firm OPP, asks: how can employers and higher education institutes find out what motivates their future recruits beyond their exam results?

  • How maternity coaching can attract and retain female talent

    Date:
    11 January 2012

    Targeted coaching for mothers can ensure a smooth return to work after maternity leave, and help employers attract and retain valued female employees. XpertHR examines this rising trend and looks at what is on offer to help support new fathers.

  • Talent management's role in a time of recession

    Date:
    13 August 2009

    Economic downturns and recessions threaten the HR budgets that underpin effective talent management; three recent research studies shed light on how talent management is surviving and evolving during these challenging times, and how it could help employers take best advantage of an upturn.

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